The President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili has started an official visit to the Republic of Austria. The visit to Vienna started with a meeting with Georgians working in Austria, which was attended by representatives of the arts and medicine.
At the meeting with the President, famous musicians, composers, opera representatives, as well as doctors and scientists working in the medical sector presented their own initiatives, the implementation of which will lead to the development and progress of these areas in Georgia.
The representatives of the art field working in Vienna stated it would be good if a Georgian cultural center was established in Vienna in cooperation with the embassy, which would promote the popularization of Georgian art and culture.
“One of our greatest resources and values to be exported is our culture. In this regard, any state would find it difficult to do as much as each of you can with their talent and hard work. Today is a time of freedom, and that freedom allows us to express ourselves. This success is yours, but it also belongs to the state too,” Zurabishvili said.
During the meeting, they talked about the creation and financing of new directions of student exchange programs, including the issue of equalizing the tuition fees of Georgian students in EU countries with the tuition fees of EU citizens.
As the President of Georgia noted, this issue will be discussed in the areas of sectoral integration of Georgia into the European Union. Due to its importance, the issue was already discussed during the President’s meeting with David Sassoli in Brussels, and it is planned to resolve this issue in cooperation with each EU member state.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze